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Truck driver falls asleep, crashes near 101, State Patrol says | The Olympian

A 40-year-old man from Olympia fell asleep behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer and caused an early morning crash in Grays Harbor County, according to Washington State Patrol. The crash occurred shortly after 1 a.m. Friday on Route 107 near Route 101, 4 miles south of Cosmopolis. According to Stat

OLYMPIAN - 2018-03-23 15:26:00

Woman in Olympia spots 4-foot python while on stroll

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Not exactly the kind of thing you expect to see on a walk in the Pacific Northwest. Aimee Wright was out for a walk Wednesday near the Thurston County Courthouse when a 4-foot long python startled her. "I just froze since it was just a couple feet from me," Wright told Q13 News. She

Q13FOX.COM - 2018-03-22 23:22:37

Dead Body Found Along Sumner Train Tracks

SUMNER, WA - The body of a dead 38-year-old man was found along the BNSF tracks in Sumner Thursday morning. Investigators believe he died after being hit by the train. The body was found near the Zehnder Street crossing north of the downtown Sumner area. The investigation caused some southbound So

PATCH - 2018-03-22 19:11:00

Driver in custody following fatal crash on State Route 18

Washington State Patrol arreted an Auburn woman for investigation of vehicular homicide and vehicular assault after a two-car collision on State Route 18 late Wednesday night. State Patrol responded to reports of a serious collision on westbound SR 18 near Southeast 231st Street in Maple Valley at a

AUBURN-REPORTER.COM - 2018-03-22 16:30:00

Teens in Tacoma mall police confrontation win lawsuit

Monique Tillman and her brother were riding their bikes in the Tacoma mall parking lot when officers stopped them. Two Tacoma teenagers have been awarded more than half a million dollars in federal court for a 2014 confrontation with police. Monique Tillman and her brother were riding their bikes

KING-5 - 2018-03-23 05:28:00

Do you know this man? Pierce County deputies say he used stolen credit card

Pierce County sheriff's deputies are trying to identify two men who used a stolen credit card prowled from a vehicle, one of whom was captured on security footage. The car was prowled late Feb. 28 or early March 1 at an apartment complex at 112th Street East and Canyon Road East, sheriff's spokesman

TACOMA NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-03-22 03:15:00

Cheapest Home In Puyallup Has Great Views, But Nothing Else

Yes, you can see Mt. Rainier. But you can also see through the roof. EDGEWOOD, WA - OK, this house is not technically IN Puyallup, and it's not technically habitable, but it is the cheapest domicile in the area with Mt. Rainier views. This home is clearly a tear-down, just waiting for some relati

PATCH - 2018-03-22 01:25:37

Harlequin's Scot Whitney resigns amid claims he ignored reports of sexual harassment | The News Tribune

Harlequin Productions co-founder Scot Whitney resigned Wednesday as the company's managing artistic director after he was accused of ignoring sexual harassment allegations against New York playwright Israel Horovitz, whose plays had been produced many times by the Olympia theater company. "I thought

TACOMA NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-03-23 01:08:00

Authorities: Man in search of 'better dope' crashes through JBLM fence

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD -- This will make you think that when the going gets weird, the weird head to Pierce County. The Pierce County Sheriff's Department is reporting an incident that includes a stolen semi-truck, a smashed fence at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, a man in search of "better dope" and S


Credit Card Skimmers Found at Centralia Gas Station

A state inspector found credit card skimmers - illegal devices used to steal banking information - on pumps at a Centralia gas station Tuesday, according to the Centralia Police Department. The discovery was reported to the department at 12:13 p.m. Tuesday at a business in the 1200 block of Mellen S


Suspects sought in Puyallup armed home invasion robbery

PUYALLUP, Wash. - The Puyallup Police Department is asking for help in identifying two men in an armed home burglary that happened on March 13. Officers were called to the home around 8:30 a.m. and were able to take one person into custody, while two men who got away were caught on surveillance vide


Crazed Man On 'Bad Dope' Crashes Semi-Trailer Through JBLM Fence

LAKEWOOD, WA - Stop us if you've heard this one before: a man high on methamphetamine crashes a stolen semi-trailer through a fence surrounding the largest military base in the Pacific Northwest as special forces soldiers parachute into the area during a training exercise. A truly astounding series

PATCH - 2018-03-22 17:04:03

Tumwater police have identified 24-year-old bank robbery suspect. Do you know him? | The Olympian

A 24-year-old man wanted in connection to two local bank robberies has been identified as Gavin T. River, according to Tumwater police. River is accused of robbing a Key Bank in Tumwater on March 9 and a Timberland Bank in Lacey on March 12. Anyone with information is asked to call Tumwater police


Evergreen Elementary student remains in critical condition after YMCA pool incident | The News Tribune

A "cherished" young girl from the Key Peninsula is in critical condition at Mary Bridge Children's Health Center in Tacoma after she was found unresponsive in the shallow end of the children's pool Saturday at Gig Harbor's Tom Taylor Family YMCA. Lacey Foy, 8, was found submerged in the shallow end


Woman killed in crash near Rainier

A woman died at the scene Monday after a two-vehicle collision near Rainier at Plum Nelly Lane Southeast and Vail Cut Off Road Southeast, according to the Thurston County Sheriff's Office. Deputies were dispatched to the scene about 5 p.m. Monday. A preliminary investigation shows that the woman, wh


'Shocking and disturbing': State employee describes finding tree house of child porn

The state employee who discovered child porn in a secret tree house in the forest near North Bend revealed Tuesday how he made the discovery. "I was first made aware of the existence of the cabin through volunteers who were active in the area," said Christoper Jones, a trail steward with Washington


Shelton police searching for suspect in pharmacy burglary

The Shelton Police Department is searching for a suspect in connection to a pharmacy burglary that occurred early Sunday morning, according to a release. Officers were dispatched to Neil's Pharmacy, located on the 500 block of West Franklin Street in Shelton, just after 5 a.m. Sunday. The front door


Ralph's Thriftway temporarily locked down Sunday night after report of man in the area with gun | The Olympian

Ralph's Thriftway was temporarily locked down Sunday night after a report of a man in the area with a gun, according to Olympia police. The man, 37, who appeared to be suffering from mental health issues, was ultimately subdued by officers, treated by fire personnel and later taken to Providence St.


Apparent SR 12 road rage incident sends one to the hospital Tuesday morning

An apparent case of road rage sent a Gig Harbor man to Grays Harbor Community Hospital on Tuesday morning when he was twice rammed by another vehicle on State Route 12, two miles east of Montesano, according to a State Patrol report. The report said both vehicles were westbound on State Route 12 nea


$10,000 reward offered after fires at 2 Olympia-area churches

The NW Insurance Council and Arson Alarm Foundation are offering a reward of as much as $10,000 to anyone who provides tips to authorities that result in the arrest or conviction of the person who started fires at two Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Halls. At 8:22 a.m. Monday, the Olympia Fire Departmen